Adv Shira Schlaff > ES Shimron, I Molho, Persky & Co > Jerusalem, Israel > Lawyer Profile

ES Shimron, I Molho, Persky & Co
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Work Department

Corporate and Commercial Transactions; Hi-Tech; Venture Capital and Technology, Litigation and Dispute Resolution.




Adv. Shira Schlaff provides legal counsel in a wide variety of commercial and corporate fields, including telecommunications, hi-tech, licensing, research and development agreements, and complex software and hardware contracts. She also practices litigation, with a focus on litigation involving English-speaking clients or witnesses and arbitration in English.

Adv. Schlaff received both her undergraduate degree (in Intellectual History) and her law degree from the University of Pennsylvania. While in law school, she volunteered at the Israeli Supreme Court for Chief Justice Barak, where she researched comparative law.

After completing her studies, she worked in the prestigious U.S. law firms Pepper Hamilton, LLP (2003-2005) and Kirkland & Ellis, LLP (2005-2007), where she represented large U.S. companies in complex litigations in federal and state courts across the United States. Representative matters include the defense of pharmaceutical companies in complex product liability suits and the defense of large corporations in actions for breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, false advertising, and misappropriation of trade secrets.

Adv. Schlaff has a wealth of experience of the day-to-day tasks involved in litigation and commercial transactions, including drafting and negotiating  contracts, performing due diligence, drafting legal memoranda on complicated legal issues, and has substantial experience in other stages of complicated commercial litigation and arbitration as well.

Adv. Schlaff joined our legal team after completing her internship at the firm.


English, Hebrew.


Israel Bar Association, 2009; New York Bar Association, 2005; Pennsylvania Bar Association, 2003.


University of Pennsylvania Law School, J.D., 2003, cum Laude, Order of the Coif.

University of Pennsylvania School of Arts and Sciences, B.A., 2000, Summa cum Laude.

Lawyer Rankings

Israel > Telecoms and media

Striking a a balance between telecoms and media work, ES Shimron, I Molho, Persky & Conever compromises on the efforts needed to produce the best results’. On the telecoms side, the group enjoys a particularly fruitful relationship with Cellcom, which includes advising on its international roaming agreements with foreign operators. Key media clients include Channel 9 and CNN. Dov Abramowitz is a high-profile specialist in communications regulation and heads a department that also includes Shira Schlaff, who is noted for corporate and commercial matters.

Israel > Hi-tech and start-ups

Exhibiting strong activity in the life sciences and agri-tech fields, ES Shimron, I Molho, Persky & Co handles a significant volume of commercial work on behalf of start-ups, including advising on development agreements, licensing transactions, and clinical trials, among other issues. The team is also equipped to advise on company formation, funding rounds and corporate transactions. Practice head Shai Ganor specialises in VC and M&A work, while Dov Abramovitz is noted for his commercial and regulatory expertise. Also noted are Rachel ShayYakov Kohl and Shira Schlaff.